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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 19, 2004 10:57am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: FACTS please

I see this as RAW film that needs editing with titles giving relevant historical information. I do not have access to the old newspapers (sanfrancisco or redwood)BUT could any usa resident forum member supply us with such information.??? With my present ignorance of the subject ,my opinions are useless.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 19, 2004 11:22am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

I always say "Wait til Sunday til people get a chance to view the films before we talk about them!!"

Is that rule too much? Shall we just start talking about the film once the title is up? Your opinions...

(ps sorry cashel, but I'm just wondering..)

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 19, 2004 11:45am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

SORRY but here it is SUNDAY morning at 11.16 am.. A new day but it is cold as it is Winter.

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Poster: Bill T. Date: Jun 19, 2004 12:36pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

Oh right!! Then you're excused then ;)



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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 19, 2004 11:40pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

Spuzz, you're so American-centric. Don't forget, that's why the world hates us....
Anyway, I too found the film a little, um, raw. If not for the film's title, and a couple of shots indicating "War Ends" etc, this could easily have been an angry riot. Especially without the sound, a celebration looks almost exactly like a revolution. Actually, that's interesting in itself....

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 20, 2004 4:27am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

trafalgar...so long as the USA has the Internet Archive, great newspapers and magazines, PBS television, great literature and art,splendid people..it has no cause to worry. I think that most of the haters are those who love and consume the american junk(food, fizzy lolly drinks, rubbish films, trashy celebs and politicians...It is a paradox.

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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 20, 2004 10:44pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

Good point. It's so strange to see kids in Nike "Just Do It" t-shirts burning US flags. All I can think of is that they are able to separate the people and culture on one hand, from the government and policies on the other. But it sure would be interesting to see some interviews with these people to really find out what's going on in their heads...

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 20, 2004 5:24am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

I'm Canadian ;)

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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 20, 2004 10:48pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

Oops! Sorry. That makes me the American-centric one.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 23, 2004 8:42pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: citizens of the world

We are All Citizens of the World. When one of our sportsmen wins an olympic prize,t is likely that his clothing and shoes were made in another country. Most of our children,s toys were made in China or another cheapie labor market. We telephone enquiring about our bank or store account and the info is supplied by a girl in India or the Phillipines. One world (the rich and the poor)

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-06-24 03:42:08

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Jun 20, 2004 8:25am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

Not sure what facts you are missing, but for you young whipper-snappers this was obviously shot in August 1945 after the first nuclear war and Japan's unconditional surrender. San Francisco was a major Navy port. The first part of the film looks like it may have been shot in the Mission District, but the only areas that I can recognize in the film are from downtown SF, Chinatown, and that shot where you see the Bay Bridge tower in the background is looking down California Street.

This is a really interesting follow-up to last week's Ivan Besse films. We go from stoic, rural midwestern conservatism before the war to rowdy, jubilant, California urbanism after.

It appears to be shot at about 15 frames per second, since playback of the parade marchers is much too fast.

Oh and did you notice the shop sign "Gayway"? I mean, San Francisco and all . . . haha.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jun 20, 2004 8:43am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: FACTS please

Off topic, but there was also a "Gayway" (rather than a "Midway") at the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair.

I did notice the Newsreel Theater, which is a pretty interesting concept. Anyone got any information on those?

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 23, 2004 8:43pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: newsreel cinemas

Newsreel cinemas in wartime served a useful service for the many shift workers for whom time was limited. The one hour program was available when the ordinary cinemas were closed.. The concept was identical to the nickleodeon programs more than 60 years previous.

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-06-24 03:43:46